Costa Rica Snook Fishing Season:
Snook are taken almost year round. December and January Snook fishing in Costa Rica seems to be the best months, 40 pound + have been taken in the last couple seasons in Quepos!
Best Costa Rica Snook fishing bait / lures:
Live bait is the best. Sardines and Blue runners are the top Snook fisherman pick. Sometimes they will take a flashy lure.
Costa Rica Snook fishing techniques:
Truly the best technique fishing for big Snook is to go close to the mouth of the Costa Rica rivers where you will find local fisherman with hand lines wading in the surf. Fishing in smaller boats like a Panga try to go as close as you can to shore, cast to the beach and turn the boat and get out fast before the next set of waves comes. using a baitrunner Spinning reel you let out the line till your back out and then Hang on it doesn’t take long to you get a snook bite. Snook are very powerful fish and they are known to jump and throw the hook so be ready to drop the rod tip when they break the surface!
Snook Fishing References
Florida Museum: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/Gallery/Descript/snook/snook.html
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation: http://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/saltwater/snook/snook/